Varsity Four Wins Petite Final At IRA National Championship

Peter Prominski

CAMDEN, N.J. – The Holy Cross men's rowing team competed in the third day of competition at the 110th Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) National Championship on the Cooper River in Camden, N.J., on Saturday. The varsity four placed first in the petite final earning a seventh overall place finish out of 13 teams in the varsity four competition.  

The Crusaders placed first out of six boats in the petite final with a time of 6:24.034 and were followed by Harvard (6:25.533), Wisconsin (6:26.757), Temple (6:29.944), Boston University (6:31.081) and Yale (6:36.525).   

"I'm really proud of the effort of our athletes today," said head coach Todd Pearson. "Over the course of the regatta we worked on how to be effective racers and with each trip down the race course we got a little better at it. We are all excited that we capped off the regatta and season with our best effort, coming through the field in the second 1000m to win the petite final and finish seventh overall. We need to remember and learn from this experience next year so we can continue to improve in our league."

The 2011-2012 season has concluded.

Holy Cross varsity four: Peter Prominski, Anthony Curro, Jordan Traub, Pat Rapuano, Eddie Ryan (coxswain).